I am not Jonathan Livingston….


No, not a seagull as well known or special as Jonathan Livingston the Seagull, just an ordinary seagull living near Eureka, up north, although they were fierce fighters, sometimes with the Jaegers, or even with our cook, those rare days where he was able to cook some steaks on the BBQ, him and his seagulls friends would try to snatch the steaks off the BBQ hot grill, and take off with the meat, the cook was waving them away with his knifes and long forks…a real show, but not as good as the one we had when we had to dump some old frozen chicken to the dump, there was a real battle between the Jeagers and the Seagull, each one trying to make the other loose his precious deep frozen prey….

Eureka, Nunavut, Goéland/Seagull, 1983-07

Eureka, Nunavut, Goéland/Seagull, 1983-07

Non pas un goéland aussi populaire que Jonathan Livingston…par contre il a quelque chose de spécial, à Eureka, les goélands étaient particulièrement affamés, voraces et sans peur, le cuisinier, lors des rares journées où ils faisait cuire des steaks sur le BBQ devait surveiller ses steaks car lui et ses congénères tentaient de s’emparer des morceaux de viande et ce sur la grille toute chaude…j’ai déjà vu des batailles féroces entre eux et les sternes pour s’approprier des restes de nourriture, et aussi une journée où des poulets congelés ont dû être jetés au dépotoir, question de date d’expiration, c’était vraiment tout un spectacle de voir les sternes et les goélands tenter de s’arracher l’un et l’autre leurs précieuses prises congelées…

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